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HP G62

alaTest has collected and analyzed 408 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the battery and keyboard. The performance and value for money also get good comments, but some have doubts about the energy efficiency and reliability.

screen, value for money, performance, keyboard, battery

touchpad, reliability, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the HP G62 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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My G62-348CA

 

I bought this thinking I was buying a trusted brand. The battery life is terrible and the hard drive failed after just over a year (just past warranty). HP website makes it impossible to find a contact email or phone number if your product is not under warranty. Very disappointed. Next time I'll go with Acer, my mother has loved her Acer laptop and has had NO issues with it.

Connectivity

Design, Battery, Build quality, Energy efficiency, Keyboard

Consumer review by:

The penguin smiles

 

Got for $380 at Staples, didn't buy their extended warranty. Per HP tech, I made backup DVDs of Win7 just in case, deleted recovery partition & made extended partitions. Tried Bodhi and LinuxMint XFCE but I like good ole Ubuntu best. Everything worked: wifi, camera, sound, media reader, even the extra buttons. I use an external mouse most of the time cuz the buttons are stiff and touchpads are a pain anyhow.

Quiet, Cheap

Stiff mouse buttons

Consumer review by:

awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

i think this the most awsome computer in fact im writing this review on that computer it has an awsome processer (mine might be a little different than this one but basicly the same thing) though it is a little heavy and i dont like the keyboard but otherwise it is awsome!!!

Powerful, Quiet, Comfortable keyboard, Fast, Quality display

Short battery life, Heavy, Poorly designed keyboard

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NEGATIVE!

 

we bought each of our children this laptop for christmas, here is it FEbruary and the keyboard on BOTH of them are giving us issues! It seems to be fine for emails etc, but when in any kind of chat or message board, you can be typing away and half the letters dont show up, or the space bar doesnt work between words, its EXTREMELY frustrating , for example if I were to be in a chat and I type "Hello how are you today?" It would show up something like " Hllo hwar youtody" I was going to purchase another one for myself and my husband but my mind has quickly chnaged!

Consumer review by:

JUNK

 

Bought it for my son for collage in 2 weeks time after opening the box the battery fell out and was lost and about the same time the hard drive crashed

Expert review by:

Review HP G62-130EG Notebook

 

Budget laptop. One Intel core processor please, with a side-order

Solid, hardwearing case; Fast hard drive; Low system noise; Decent keyboard; Good sound quality from the speakers

Poor graphics performance; Glossy display with low contrast; No number pad; Touchpad buttons don’t depress very far

The Acer Aspire 5741G: with Radeon HD 5470 and a slimmer look; the Sony Vaio VPCEA1S1E/W: similar hardware in a 14.1-inch format; the Acer Aspire 4820TG: HD 5650 with a 14-inch screen; the Acer Aspire 5551G: with AMD triple-core; the Samsung P530 Pro:...

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HP G62-225DX

 

Editors' note: This review is part of our 2010 Retail laptop and desktop back-to-school roundup, covering specific fixed configurations of popular systems that can be found in retail stores.

Attractive design; svelte for a 15.6-inch laptop; competitive performance for the price; great keyboard; HDMI port

Dismal battery life; stiff mouse button is uncomfortable; no multitouch support on touch pad; below-average audio

Poor battery life and a stiff mouse button sour the deal for the otherwise attractive and affordable HP G62-225DX.

Editor's Choice!

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HP G62t

 

Fast, stylish, and long-lasting, this 15-inch notebook is the best you can get for less than $600.

Thanks to its sophisticated design, fast performance, and long battery life, the HP G62t is the best bargain notebook around. Mainstream gamers will find that the Gateway NV5934u, also $599, offers better graphics performance, while the identically...

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HP G62-225nr

 

The HP G62-225nr ($579.98 list) is a mainstream, budget laptop that should serve the needs of a wide range of users—as long as speedy performance isn't a prerequisite. Available at Staples, there's actually not much to make the HP G62-225nr stand out...

Inexpensive. Very good battery life. Matte surface is smudge-resistant

Below-average performance

The HP G62-225nr is a 15.6-inch budget laptop with good battery life, but below-average performance and an unimpressive feature set.

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HP G62-355dx

 

There are budget laptops that raise the bar for the crowded desktop replacement market, and there are those wallet-friendly models that give you the bare minimum; the HP G62-355dx ($479.99 list), available at Best Buy, falls into the latter category....

Very affordable. Comfortable keyboard. Bright display

Sluggish performance. So-so battery life. Stingy feature set

You won't pay a lot for the HP G62-355dx, but you won't get much in the way of performance or features, either.

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HP G62-223CL

 

Costco also offers customers some added benefits. Whereas most vendors provide just a one-year warranty, Costco bumps that up to two years. It also offers Costco's Concierge Services, a free service to Costco members who purchase electronics at the...

Fast hard drive. Inexpensive. Lightweight. Matte lid is smudge-resistant. Costco's two year warranty is standard

Running on last year's processors. Quicklaunch keys are oddly placed. Mouse buttons are too resistant. Below average performance scores

The HP G62-223cl is an inexpensive mainstream laptop, but you can find a faster one for about the same price.

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HP G62-435DX

 

The trackpad is covered in the same imprinted pattern. Because it's seamlessly molded into the palm rest, with the same pattern as the rest of the chassis, there's no way to distinguish by feel where the palm rest ends and the trackpad begins. It led...

Comfortable keyboard. Card reader supports several formats. Dual-layer DVD burner. Best Buy offers decent extended warranties

Frustrating, stiff touchpad. Disappointing speakers. Weak performance across the board. Unattractive design. Small hard drive

The HP G62-534DX is a stripped down budget laptop, but with similarly priced systems offering so much more, there's not much to recommend it.

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HP G62 Intel Dual Core 2.3GHz 16" LED-Backlit Laptop for $430 + free shipping

 

Staples offers the 5.5-lb. HP G62-225NR Pentium Dual Core 2.3GHz 15.6" Widescreen Notebook, model no. WQ769UA#ABA, for $429.98. With free shipping, that's $20 under our mention two weeks ago and the lowest total price we could find. Sales tax is added...

Consumer review by:

This Rocks!

 

This laptop is fantastic for the price! I have owned mine for a year now with no issues what-so-ever. I upgraded the RAM to 8 GB and it runs cooler and faster yet! :) I highly reccommend this for anyone who needs a serious 'computer' in their life....

Mine has a 7200HDD spin rate, an Intel i3 dual core and 2.4 GHz processor with 4 MB RAM. Blazingly quick for the price

A little warmer than my Samsung but not anything of consequence

Consumer review by:

beautifull design so many features. great for the price

 

overall this machine is great for multitasking, watching 1080p hd videos, games, and just for everday tasks. seems to be very reliable and has a very good build. great for when your away the battery life lasts long and charges quickly. and the design...

overall design is very impressive. Processor runs almost flawlessly, beautifull hd led display, long battery life. built in cam and mic. never had any slowdowns or speed problems weather it the network or running programs. has a multi card reader

the cpu fan is in a bad spot for using the laptop on your lap. no numeric pad. no firewire 1394

Product Specifications

Get a range of great features, sleek and stylish design and HP quality - all combined in this 39.6 cm (15.6-inch), 16:9 HP G62-100 notebook.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:9.7in
Height:1.5in
Weight:5.5lbs
Width:14.7in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:15.6in
Diagonal Size (metric):39.6cm
Max Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United States
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:G62-144DX
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP

Input Device

Type:Touchpad / Keyboard

Networking

Data Link Protocol:IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/n

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Type:DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.13GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Number:I3-330M
Type:Core i3

RAM

Installed Size:4GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:500GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Recommended Use:Home use

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel HD Graphics